It’s Thursday, and school starts again next Tuesday. No 1 Son has had a lovely time, doing everything he wants – seeing his mates, going to the movies, playing games on XBox Live, having lie-ins.
He hasn’t done his homework. The homework that was set for the holidays, nearly two weeks ago. I’ve cajoled, I’ve ‘suggested’, I’ve nagged, I’ve been strict. But he hasn’t so much as opened a text book.
I know what will happen. He’ll start on it on Sunday and then it will be a mad rush to get it done. He’ll be bad-tempered and tired.
If anyone has any secrets to persuading your child to do their holiday homework, I’d love to know.